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Old February 7th 19, 08:38 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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In message , Roland Perry
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In message , at 17:06:27 on Wed, 6 Feb
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It is now impossible to even read it there. The explanation is excessive
spam, which is true, but much of it was created in Google Groups
anyway. So much for Google being a safe custodian of the Usenet archive.


Try to complain about the drug spam posted via Google got the response
that one wasn't authorised to complain even though the headers gave a
complaint address.
Drug spam stopped though (for he moment)


Because Google have suspended the group for everyone (not just the
spammers).


I'm talking about weeks ago. The headers showed an abuse e mail address
and I once sent an email to them about the spam. I got an automatic
response saying I wasn't authorised to complain.

I assume Google, in its ignorance, only accept complaint emails from
Google Groups users and aren't aware of Usenet.
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In message , at 09:38:13 on Thu, 7 Feb
2019, Bryan Morris remarked:
In message , Roland Perry
writes
In message , at 17:06:27 on Wed, 6 Feb
2019, Bryan Morris remarked:

It is now impossible to even read it there. The explanation is excessive
spam, which is true, but much of it was created in Google Groups
anyway. So much for Google being a safe custodian of the Usenet archive.

Try to complain about the drug spam posted via Google got the
response that one wasn't authorised to complain even though the
headers gave a complaint address.
Drug spam stopped though (for he moment)


Because Google have suspended the group for everyone (not just the
spammers).


I'm talking about weeks ago. The headers showed an abuse e mail address
and I once sent an email to them about the spam. I got an automatic
response saying I wasn't authorised to complain.

I assume Google, in its ignorance, only accept complaint emails from
Google Groups users and aren't aware of Usenet.


I did a test, and it appears be a gross configuration error, which is
just as disappointing, really.

I emailed the abuse contact given: , and it has
incorrectly taken it to be a posting to the hypothetical Google Group
called 'groups-abuse':

We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to
contact (groups-abuse) may not exist, or you may not have
permission to post messages to the group.
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Am I the only one finding it refreshing in the past few days
to be able to log on and not be confronted by dozens of drug
adverts? For me, Google has done us a favour by closing down
the original news group forum.


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